Cool Welding Projects You Can Do At Home
6. Horse shoe items
One way to reduce your start-up costs is to use horse-related items which already exist and transform them into new objects. Horse shoes are perfect for this; I’ve found that they’re pretty cheap to get hold of, and their connotations with bringing good luck make them even more popular with buyers.
What can you do with old horseshoes? Link them together into horseshoe-shaped wine racks and sell them as the ultimate gift for horse lovers. Not only will this tap into the equestrian market, but it’ll also appeal to wine connoisseurs, too.
If you’re looking for something that you can sell for a slightly higher price then I can recommend a BBQ as a welding project. These might be slightly more difficult to shift, but you can sell them for a higher price so you’ll still be able to make a tidy profit – albeit a slow, irregular one.
In the production and sales of your BBQs, you might come up against a hurdle, in that they can usually be bought pretty cheaply from most good grocery, department or outdoors stores. Why would someone buy a more expensive BBQ from you when they can buy one cheaper elsewhere?
Here, you really have to push the idea that your BBQs are quality, handmade items made locally. Most of those which you can purchase off-the-shelf have been made cheaply in China, so make sure that your customers know that they’re really getting something of quality for their money. Do everything that you can to ensure that your BBQs will stand up to the test of time, rather than being the cheap, disposable types that people throw away after every other use.